Do you offer Financial Aid?

Even though it has been over a decade, I vividly recall returning from the mission field with a pregnant wife and trying to find a job. We moved to Nashville at the end of August 2001 - only to have the entire economy slow down just a few weeks later on 9/11.

It was a very difficult time. I had been in the military for a few years, then had taught in an overseas school with my new wife. Nashville was the first place we moved to, and although I had a few friends there, I’d never before worked in the city.

I was out of work for almost a year. There are frustrations and difficulties unique to this situation that can only be appreciated by men and women who have gone through them. Although it was a time that tested our relationship with God, He was quite faithful and used a number of people who reached out and helped us practically in various ways until I was able to find full employment.

When we created our series Economics for Everybody with RC Sproul, Jr., I realized how dependent the middle and lower classes are on forces that they simply have no control over. Although we explore aspects of the government-corporate-banking cabal that exists around the world in that series, one of the things everyone knows is how a struggling economy creates innumerable stresses on average families.

I would say that those stresses are magnified in homeschooling families where moms are often staying home to teach the kids while dads are trying to pull in enough money to support everyone and everything. If men are unemployed or under-employed, it puts exceptional pressure on wives trying to homeschool.

Although we can do little to alleviate the employment problem, we at Compass Classroom would like to provide a standing offer to all families who are unemployed, under-employed, or facing serious financial struggles.  We are happy to discount or provide free any of the curriculum that Compass Classroom produces to help you homeschool your families.* Our hope is that this might help alleviate some small pressure for you.

We offer two ways of getting our curriculum:

  1. Request a specific discount if you would like to pay something toward the product. It can be as big or small of a discount as you feel would be helpful.
  2. Request a gift if you are not in a position to pay anything. (As I said before, we have been there ourselves, so please don’t feel bad about doing this.)

There is something of an honor system to this process. We have set up a brief form that enables us to take down your information and understand a bit more about your situation.  If you would, please follow these steps:

  1. Create an account in our store.  If you already have an account, just make sure that you know the email address associated with it and that it is still in use.
  2. Go to this form and fill out a few brief questionsWe will then provide you with a coupon code to use in our store.

We are doing this in the spirit of the community of the early church who provided what was needed to others in according to the instructions of our Lord.  This does not mean, however, that you need to believe anything specific to receive this offer: it is open to all.  We just wanted you to understand why we are doing it.

In closing, this offer may not apply to your situation, but  if you know someone who might benefit from it, please do pass this link onto them.  Although we can't be a complete solution, we hope to do all that we can to enable as many families as possible to continue homeschooling.

*Please note that we do not produce Logic, Poetry, Old Western Culture, Basic Economics, or Fitting Words but re-sell them. As a result, we cannot include those products in this offer.  All other products, however, are available for request.

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